Negatives of these photos were found by John Scurich in the office of his farm in Watsonville, California, in 2010. He had never seen them before and had no idea what was in the photos. John is the grandson of Steve Scurich (1868-1944) who was born in Čilipi, Austria (today in Croatia), immigrated to California in the 1880s, and returned to Konavle in Jan. 1908 to visit his family. These photos were taken during that visit. His brother Peter went with him, and Luke Cikuth, also from Konavle and living in Watsonville, made the trip at the same time. All of these people and their wives are in these photos.
These photos were probably taken with a Kodak Brownie box camera, which had been on the market since 1900. The person taking some of the photos was certainly a beginner at photography because in many of the photos, the heads are cut off. These are some of the earliest candid (non-professional) photos of Konavle known to exist. Also see https://archive.org/details/konavle-bldgs-before-after. [extra keywords: Skurić, Brailo, Cikut, Zar, Kušelj-Car, Glavich, Glavić, Gruda, Cavtat, Rase]